Most of the time we really like it when celebrities get politically involved, regardless of their views.
But, sometimes, it makes us cringe!
Sean Penn was recently in Venezuela for his second visit hosted by
Tyrant President Hugo Chavez as a freelance journalist. The pair rode in an open jeep flanked by adoring fans as they went to visit a natural gas pipeline on Sunday.
Penn, who has strongly opposed Bush's policies, praises Chavez as a man who works toward the good of his people.
In turn, Chavez has praised Penn's outspokenness.
Although the Venezuelan President has hosted visits from other celebrities, such as Danny Glover, Kevin Spacey, and Naomi Campbell, critics say that Sean Penn is really just being used by Chavez for political gain, as Chavez's dedication to his promises has been questionable at best, implementing a system riddled with crime and corruption and infinite re-election.
[Image via Mavrix Online.]